Wireless Service Technicians

Wireless service technicians are responsible for maintaining a specified group of cell sites, including the radio towers, cell site equipment, and often the building and grounds for the sites. Technicians routinely visit and monitor the functioning of the on-site equipment, performing preventive testing and maintenance. They also troubleshoot and remedy problems that might arise with any of their sites. Most wireless service technicians spend their work time at various locations, visiting each of their cell sites as necessary.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Cell Site Engineers, Cell Site Technicians, Field Technicians
Duties Maintain cell sites, including the radio towers, cell site equipment, and often the building and grounds for the sites
Salary Range $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, urban areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Experience Internship, co-op, or a part-time job experience useful
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Organized
  • Technical
Skills
  • Computer
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements Valid driver's license
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Supervisor
  • Switch Technician, or Switch Engineer, or System Performance Worker
  • Experienced Wireless Service Technician
  • Entry-Level Wireless Service Technician

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